Playin’ the Field

PC, Xbox


Halo Wars: Definitive Edition • Won a Skirmish Game with every Leader • 15G • 4.86% of gamers unlocked this

I thought I’d be able to grab a quick achievement in my lunch-break today, but as it turns out – I was able to put in even less effort to grab this one, thanks to a handy application of good ol’ fashioned AI assist. Admittedly, I did have a go at winning some of the level-specific achievements for the levels that I’d already completed, but I think it requires a bit more research on my behalf before I can confidently cruise through a level like I had anticipated.

I think I used a similar AI tactic in earning the achievement for winning a Skirmish match … so this time it was a simple process of just setting up another four or five games, and letting the computer do the work while I went about my day. I think all-up I contributed about 10-20 mouse clicks to earning this achievement, and, in my view, that’s a good effort in-and-of itself.


My computer was actually running Halo Wars fairly well today. I suspect that having it up on a proper stand where it can get airflow and an unlimited supply of power had something to do with it. Tucked away in a bedroom over Christmas with spotty Wi-Fi and no air conditioning tends to make even the best computers groan a little – but no such problem today. It ran smooth, it ran seamlessly, and it really makes me want to build up my home gaming rig so that I can have this experience all the time!

Tonight is a training night, so I don’t know if I’ll get any achievements at home this evening. It’s more likely that I’ll be able to squeeze a few rounds of Rocket League in before bed. Importantly, I have a three-day weekend coming up, so that means it’s a good chance to polish off a few titles I’ve been sitting on. I’m thinking Ghost Recon and Dishonored 2 are right up there on the ‘need to complete’ list … but I also know that I’ll have a couple of kids in-tow, so it could be a weekend of Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Time will tell.


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